New Lunches for Learners program raises donations for Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows students

Ridge Meadows RCMP gathered at the Pitt Meadows Superstore on Tuesday August 30th for a new fundraising program in partnership with the Friends in Need Food Bank.

Ridge Meadows RCMP Media Relations Officer Julie Klaussner said this new program is just the start of what they hope will become an annual event.

“This is the first of what is going to be a two-day event,” Klaussner said. “The next day will be Thursday, where we’ll be set up at Save on Foods just off 227th Street.”

The charity program, which they named Lunches for Learners, involves collecting cash or food donations, which are then given to the Friends in Need organization for distribution to children in the Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows school district.

“We want to give kids a great start to the school year by sending them back to school with full bellies,” Klaussner said. “That way they have the best opportunity to learn and grow in the classroom.”

Those wishing to submit donations at Thursday’s booth can visit Save on Foods in Maple Ridge between 9 a.m. and noon, where volunteers and RCMP officers will be waiting to accept cash or tap donations as well as items. for breakfast and lunch.

“We’re looking for things like nut butters, granola bars, pudding cups, pancakes, syrup, or really any type of snack,” Klaussner said.

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Ryan H. Bowman